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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Snow Falling on Desperate Leaders

Let's all try to be a little bit stingier with how we apply the professional descriptor "journalist." Tony Snow is not, as Bush called him this morning, a "professional journalist." He's a columnist and talk radio host. Aside from some anamolous postings at Fox News Channel in which he was permitted to masquerade on weekends as an anchor, he appears never to have been paid to do anything other than advance partisan political positions. Which is a fine and honorable career, but it's not professional journalism, and Snow is no more a journalist than Rush Limbaugh or Hugh Hewitt or Tony Blankley.